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My contact with pain patients was extensive during my
residency in Aurora, North Carolina, a coastal town of about 400, with a
patient population compromising of retirees, commercial fisherman and
above-ground miners from a phosphate mine. I knew from that experience that
even if I never found a job as an NP, I would not choose to do pain ...
Recently our group was consulted in the care of a patient newly diagnosed with HIV. This patient presented to the hospital via the ED with altered mental status. A lumbar puncture was performed and the cerebrospinal fluid was sent off to the microlab for cultures. About 48 hours later, it was positive for Cryptococcus. An HIV test ...
Two weeks in and I absolutely adore my job in infectious
disease (ID). I feel so fortunate and truly hope that my cohort find comparable
satisfaction in their employment. Admittedly, I despise waking up early (this
nurse remains accustomed to an 11-11 shift) but aside from that one inescapable
detail, I am besotted.
This job affords me both ...
Opening my Providence (Rhode Island) Journal this morning (OK, online), I saw yet another report on physician objections to retail or convenient care clinics. The same article, but with different names, has been showing up about once a week somewhere in the country for the past 3 years.
The article always cites physician charges that ...